If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles.
On FISHING…check this out!
Food for thought, for me…that’s FISHING
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
Sporadically, but not out of “zone”, interrupted by the joy, excitement, rush & positive energy of a catch.
(Catch & Release… mostly
In the zone, when I’m fishing, is when my mind is truly still.
Some people like meditating in groups, and that’s fabulous.Others like guided meditation, mantra meditation, mindfulness mediation, Transcendental Meditation, Qigong, yoga, Tai Chi, and other active meditations, like hiking, painting, sewing, doodling, knitting, swimming, chopping vegetables, or golfing, I suppose.
Fishing, of course, is faith. You have to focus on each cast as if it were the very one that is going to produce the fish of your dreams. In fact, on almost every cast nothing happens. Maintaining faith through blankness repeated hundreds of times is the sport’s essential discipline.”
– Ian Frazier
It is amazing how many people meditate but don’t call it that.Fishing is one of the most popular ways,. Then there are the golfers, and the bikers. A whole lot of people do it running or even Tai Chi. People use cigarettes as a chemical boost as well as driving or listening to music. Ever stare at a fire and get lost? Formal meditation is one way to focus on ‘the other’. It can accelerate the process and people can get more out of it, but it is only one way and not the best for a lot of people. Some chant as part of it and some use visuals like Mandalas. Healthy people generally find a method to stop and contemplate the meaning of life.
Via Sahil Sabharwal.
Here’s how to tie a knot (yur hook on)…